717-241-9355 Request an appointment

Why Ideal Protein?

Weight No Longer....Lose the Weight. Maintain It.

Top 5 reasons why Ideal Protein Weight Loss & Lifestyle program is successful

1. Ideal Protein is a Medically Developed Program

Ideal Protein was developed over 20 years ago by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, a medical doctor that focused his career and research on nutrition with a particular emphasis on obesity and obesity-related disorders. Weight Loss is not just about calorie restriction, it is more about the quality of those calories. In other words, what types of foods and nutrients you are consuming during weight loss determines the effectiveness of the program. The core of Ideal Protein is grounded in reversing insulin dysfunction and learning to live off the body's own fat reserves. The program focuses on restricting carbohydrate intake, limiting fat intake and consuming proper levels of quality protein to help maintain your muscle mass while burning fat reserves for energy.

Read more about why and how the program works

2. Coaching & Support

One of the keys to your success - both when losing weight, as well as maintain it - is the weekly support you’ll receive from our personal coach. Our coach is there to help you set and reach your weight loss goal as well as keep you accountable and track your progress with you. You will meet with our coach one-on-one weekly. During these coaching sessions, you will have the opportunity to discuss and review your prior week including your weekly dietary journal. Weekly weigh-ins and measurements will also be done to help track your progress. These sessions will also provide encouragement, tips and advice, along with valuable feedback so that your time with us is both effective and enjoyable.

Your coach will help you problem-solve any upcoming food-related challenges, such as happy hour with co-workers, eating out with friends, holidays, birthday parties, and cooking for a family when you're on Ideal Protein.

Your coach is also a resource for the emotional and psychological challenges which often accompany a weight loss journey. We help you come up with alternative ways to celebrate, de-stress, and care for yourself other than with food. We also help you see and understand how to proactively arrange things to help you be prepared for unpredictable situations. Finally, we help you stay connected to your deep, personal motivation for your journey.

3. Education

Education is one of the keys to helping you successfully maintain your weight loss. Our Weight Loss program offers numerous methods to assist with education during your weight loss journey and continues during maintenance once you have reached your weight loss goals. You will have access to one-on-one coaching sessions plus the ability to log into My Ideal Protein, our web portal that will provide you with educational videos and cooking videos.

4. Communication with your other physicians

Though losing weight is a positive health change, it is still a change. As a result, we feel that it is extremely important to maintain communication with your other healthcare providers during your time on our weight loss program. This communication is especially important for any of our dieters who are currently being medically treated for diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high cholesterol. All of these conditions, typically rapidly improve concomitant with losing weight while on our program. As a result, there may be a need for an adjustment in your medications that you are taking to help control these conditions as prescribed by your medical doctor. Many of our dieters have been able to reduce and/or eliminate medications as they have been able to control these conditions by improving their diet and losing weight. Communication with your medical doctors keeps them appraised of your progress and the potential for a change in your medications.

5. Variety of food choices

While on the weight loss portion (Phase I) of the program, you will be consuming 3 Ideal Protein foods per day. With a variety of over 60 different food types, there is something for everyone. Some of our varieties include shakes, soups, omelets, cereals, pudding, pancakes, chips, oatmeal, protein bars, as well as doritoes and rice crispy treats. Whether you like sweet, salty, crunchy, or spicy food there is something for you to satisfy your cravings and needs while on the plan.

Strength & Conditioning